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Evening light and striped clouds

Who drives eastward when there’s the setting sun in the west!  It is not something we like to do but sometimes we just have to. One day as we...
Sunset I-580, CA
Who drives eastward when there’s the setting sun in the west! 
It is not something we like to do but sometimes we just have to. One day as we driving away from the sunset ( I know…), I caught these pretty skies along I-580 near Fremont and Livermore, CA. The light in the evening sky and the coloured, striped clouds did offer some consolation for missing that ritual of the sun diving into the Pacific Ocean. 
Sunset I-580, CA
It was the delicate stripes that I noticed first. 
Sunset I-580, CA
As we drove eastward, the strips turned into golden ones,

Sunset I-580, CA
As night drew closer and we drove further away from the direction of the sunset, the striped clouds were a mix of several pretty colours. What a way to end the day!











See a striped road HERE (an older entry for Catching Light)

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50 Comments on this post.
  • Prasad Np
    1 September 2015 at 4:49 am

    You are quiet a sunset expert now… πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      1 September 2015 at 6:04 am

      Haha! Ain't I? πŸ˜€
      All because of this meme. πŸ™‚

  • Bikram
    1 September 2015 at 11:47 am

    wowowwowwowow .. you need to teach me how to take such lovely pics pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Bikram's

    • dNambiar
      2 September 2015 at 1:07 am

      The pretty clouds and the sunset light deserve the compliments. The pics I took were on a phone (yeah) and from a moving car. So I think they could have been better.

      But I'll take the compliment for now and try to pass it on to the clouds and the light. πŸ˜€

      Thank you sowwwww much, Bik. πŸ™‚

  • marsha
    1 September 2015 at 2:09 pm

    lovely!!!

    • dNambiar
      2 September 2015 at 1:07 am

      Thank you, Marsha. πŸ™‚

  • Marie C
    2 September 2015 at 4:12 am

    Beautiful shots! Very pretty skies.

    • dNambiar
      3 September 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you so much, Marie. πŸ™‚

  • NatureFootstep
    2 September 2015 at 10:54 am

    lol, that is a striped sky nicely captured. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      3 September 2015 at 5:12 pm

      It IS a striped one. The other day I had a striped road for 'Catching Light.' πŸ˜€
      Thank YOU, Monica. πŸ™‚

  • Ramakrishnan Ramanathan
    2 September 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Captivating and breathtaking sky views !

    • dNambiar
      3 September 2015 at 5:13 pm

      They were. πŸ™‚
      How have you been, Ram?

  • Archana Kapoor
    3 September 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I love your clicks Dee… outstanding πŸ™‚ xoxo

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Thank you, Arch. πŸ™‚
      xoxo!!!

  • MS Mahawar
    4 September 2015 at 2:15 am

    Beautiful Clicks!

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Thank you so much.

  • purba chakraborty
    4 September 2015 at 2:37 am

    Loved the striped clouds! Beautiful captures πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks a ton, Purba. πŸ™‚

  • Anjali Sengar
    4 September 2015 at 4:00 am

    Wonderful captures πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Thank you Anjali. I just came by your post on peacock feather nail art and THAT was wonderful. πŸ™‚

  • Somali K Chakrabarti
    4 September 2015 at 4:01 am

    These sweeping stripes in the sky are amazing D. Treat for the eyes.

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2015 at 6:27 pm

      πŸ™‚
      Thank you, Somali. I'm so happy to hear that. πŸ™‚

  • Rahul Bhatia
    4 September 2015 at 4:17 am

    Pictures speak more than wordsDivya:)

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2015 at 6:28 pm

      You're right, Mr. Bhatia. πŸ™‚
      This post was a little too wordy for the pics, wasn't it? πŸ˜€

      I hope you've been well. πŸ™‚

  • Ananya Kiran
    4 September 2015 at 5:35 am
    • dNambiar
      4 September 2015 at 6:29 pm

      …and sometime the sky itself. πŸ™‚
      Thank you, Ananya.

  • Sri Kri
    4 September 2015 at 5:49 am

    OMG.Amazing shots Divya.

    Cheers,
    Sriram & Krithiga

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Thank you, guys. πŸ™‚

  • Maitreni Mishra
    4 September 2015 at 5:58 am

    Mesmerizing clicks!

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Thanks a whole bunch, Maitreni. πŸ™‚

  • Amit Agarwal
    4 September 2015 at 6:40 am

    Awesome skies, Divya! Clicked to perfection:)

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you so, so much, Amit. πŸ™‚

  • Rajesh
    4 September 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Gorgeous and beautiful views.

    • dNambiar
      4 September 2015 at 6:33 pm

      The sky was gorgeous. Couldn't resist taking pics.
      Thank you, Rajesh. πŸ™‚

  • Indrani
    5 September 2015 at 4:06 am

    Mesmerizing captures! The cloud patterns are stunning.

    • dNambiar
      6 September 2015 at 2:58 am

      Thank you, Indrani.
      The clouds were really stunning. I caught another kind of stunning clouds last evening. πŸ˜‰

  • umashankar
    5 September 2015 at 4:13 am

    Who says driving away id a bad idea? Those images are proof enough.

    • dNambiar
      6 September 2015 at 3:01 am

      I'm beginning to believe that now, USP.
      After your comment, I feel like going back into the post and saying 'it was more than some consolation…' πŸ™‚

      Thank you for stopping by. πŸ™‚

  • joshi daniel
    5 September 2015 at 4:46 am

    so gorgeous πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      6 September 2015 at 3:01 am

      πŸ™‚
      It's an honour to see you here. πŸ™‚

  • Mridula
    5 September 2015 at 5:44 am

    And who though driving away from the sun would give such beautiful pictures!

    • dNambiar
      6 September 2015 at 3:02 am

      Exactly!!
      πŸ˜‰

  • Ravish Mani
    6 September 2015 at 10:11 am

    Wow! Mind-blowing pics, Divya. Watching these gives a divine feeling. Thanks for these priceless moments πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      8 September 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Thank you so much, Ravish.
      Thank you for sharing it too. I feel so honoured.
      Thank YOU. πŸ™‚

  • Alok singhal
    7 September 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Nature at its best…loved the different hues of Sunset!

    • dNambiar
      8 September 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Yeah, quite a show it was. πŸ™‚

  • Deepa Gopal Sunil
    8 September 2015 at 10:12 am

    O they are GORGEOUS!!!

    • dNambiar
      8 September 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Yeah.
      πŸ™‚
      Thank you for coming by, Deepa.

  • a Rat
    17 September 2015 at 6:58 pm

    wow. awesome clicks πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      21 September 2015 at 12:58 am

      Thank you, Meera.

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